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The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…
Jan 27th 2012, 4:51 PM 3,892 3

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you need to know before you head out the door…

1. #DAVOS: Enda Kenny’s cabinet have been rowing in to defend him over yesterday’s comments at Davos, where he said Irish people had gone “mad with borrowing” during the boom. Phil Hogan and James Reilly have both defended him, while Damien English said criticism of his comment was “a bit silly”.

2. #MOTORING: It might be cheaper to buy a new imported car soon. The European Commission says Ireland’s rules on tax – where cars younger than three months are taxed at higher rates than similar second-hand cars – are in breach of EU case law.

3. #COURTS: The High Court has asked the DPP to consider whether former Workers’ Party president Sean Garland should be prosecuted in Ireland for possession of counterfeit US banknotes. The move comes after the court said Garland could not be extradited to the US because some of his alleged crimes had taken place in Ireland.

4. #RETAIL: The Christmas season was kind to retailers. Retail sales grew in December by 2.1 per cent compared with the previous month, and by 3 per cent on the previous December. Retail sales were up on a quarterly basis for the first time since 2010.

5. #SUPERLINER: It’s Friday, and it’s 5pm. What better way to get into the weekend mode than to have a snoop around the new Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’? One of the swanky beasts is in Dublin right now.

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